We are creating Christ-like culture in Kansas City where grace comes first and ordinary people are transformed by Christ to transform the world
The Keystone United Methodist Church seeks to embody Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves by welcoming all regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, age, status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
These Five Words speak to the kind of church we’re hoping to become:
We will go out of our way to make sure everyone is welcome. We will celebrate our unity in diversity. We are old and young, rich and poor, straight and gay, liberal and conservative, married, single, and divorced, black, white, and brown, and most of all, we are One in Christ Jesus who welcomes us all the same.
We will pursue God with honesty and integrity. Questions and doubts will always be welcome. We believe that we are all on a journey of growth and understanding.
Jesus didn’t do ministry alone, and neither should we. Our culture will constantly create opportunities for community to flourish. From small groups and bible studies to service teams and social opportunities, we’re not fulfilling our mission unless we experience God in community.
Following Jesus is a journey of growth and transformation. This process is proactive; we will engage daily in the disciplines of faith: prayer and meditation, studying the scriptures, regular worship, intentional community, and sacrificial service.
We will be generous with our money. We will carefully craft a simple budget with no frills so that every gift reaches its greatest potential to create meaningful ministries with our children and youth, to offer meals to the hungry in Kansas City, to cultivate community in our church, and to support our initiatives worldwide.